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Formerly brewed at Rudgate
Style: Bitter
York, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 2.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask; Seasonal - Summer.
Edotors note: Discontinued some years ago. There is now a regular 5.2% version, which has a separate listing. Please enter any ratings for that version under that listing and NOT here!

A mild/pale well hopped bitter slightly sweet to start and light bitterness developping into a full fruity aftertaste.

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Ungstrup (38249) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
[Cask at GBBF 2005 - as Alf’s IPA] An orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma has slight notes of butter as well as hops. The flavor is fruity combined with notes of hay and bitter lemon, leading to a dry end.

Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
Cask conditioned GBBF 2005: Bitter and slightly harsh. Not hoppy at all. This is a ridiculous example of a Bitter / IPA.

Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2004
[Cask conditioned] Golden coloured. A very mild and rather weak India pale ale. Not very hoppy nor bitter. Boring.

duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2003
A fairly simple IPA. The body is quite thin, with a touch of grainy, carmelly malt, and some light citrusy hops in the finish. It wasn't so bad, but its not something i'd have again. (Cask GBBF 03')

SilkTork (5806) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Cask, GBBF 2003 Nearly all the British beers were on handpump at the GBBF - it was the "foreign" beers, including American, that were gravity. Gold colour. Soft citric aroma. Soft citric flavour. Medium bodied. Quite dull. Flat finish which returns with mild and soon vanishing citric flavours.

Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Yellow color, some fizziness apparent. The aroma is more musty than hoppy, with some grassiness. Decent palate, and a lot of carbonation. Very classically English IPA that doesn't come close to the American take on the style. (cask at GBBF 2003--I have in my notes it was a hand-pump at this festival, not a gravity cask)

rauchbier (3927) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2003
Cask (gravity) GBBF2003. Malty aromas, some fruity yeast notes in the mouth lingering into the finish, remarkably little hop character for an IPA.

BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
(Cask GBBF): Clear yellowy golden color, low head formation. Mild hoppy citrus aroma, hints of lemon and grapefruit. Mellow palate, pretty flat. Lemon to start with, finishing only slightly bitter.

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